Moray-based bulk haulier WJ&J Green has signed a five-year Michelin EffiTires tyre management contract. The deal, which includes the roll-out of Michelin’s EffiTrailer telematics system, marks a return to a 100 per cent Michelin policy across the truck and trailer fleet, after a decade of fitting a variety of tyre brands.
Giti Tire has expanded its seasonal tyre range with the launch of the GitiAllSeasonCity, a passenger car tyre aimed at smaller A-C segment vehicles including the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Initially available in European markets (but not in the UK) in 13 sizes from 165/70R14 to 195/55R16 across speed indices H and T, the tyre carries the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol for approved fitment in markets with laws governing winter tyre use.
Cosmo Tires has added a mileage warranty to its passenger and light truck tyre line-up. The Tire Group International brand also has a “recap and casing warranty” on all its truck and bus tyres. Together they comprise the new “Cosmo Tires Warranty Suite”, the company states. In addition to adding more than 10 new sizes to its comprehensive road hazard programme, Cosmo also provides a mileage warranty of up to 45,000 miles on its RC-17 and El Jefe HT lines.
Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyre has been chosen for fitment by the 16 Land Rover Discoverys driving across the Kavango-Zambezi (Kaza) National Park, the world’s second-largest nature reserve. The tyre was developed to cope with the toughest terrains, such as those that will be encountered on the 2,000km journey on rugged African roads.
Since the launch of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Crime and Enforcement Report 2018 -2019, the already high level of interest and concern on the subject of counterfeit replacement vehicle parts, has become even greater. The problem is complicated further by the increase in the number of customer supplied parts that independent workshops are being asked to fit and the difficulty they face in determining their origin. Amid this gloom there is however some light, as TecAlliance has developed a solution.
Firestone has shortlisted eight acts for the final of its Road to the Main Stage competition. The competition has been developed over five years, reaching out to more than 3,500 entrants since its inception in 2015 and generating more than 10,000 votes over the last two years.
Automotive Accessory brand P1 Autocare has launched in the UK. P1 Autocare has been developed from over 27 years’ experience and three years of planning. The brand features 120 sku’s and six categories to meet the needs of the modern motorist. Product groups include: Auto Storage & Protection, Screen Wash & De-Icer, In Car Charging, Pet Travel, Travel & Breakdown and Car Care Internal & External. Each product is available in modern, sharp, attractive retail-friendly packaging, that has been researched, designed and tested to deliver a consistent, sustainable and reusable design.
Following the news that Maruti Suzuki has deferred plans to launch its first electric car Wagon R EV for individual customers in India, Animesh Kumar, director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his view: “The news regarding the deferment of Wagon R EV launch, coupled with the news regarding the inclusion of Hyundai Kona in government’s fleet, raises concerns regarding India’s electrification plans.
Fuchs Lubricants has played a key role in securing a multi-million pound award from the government, as part of a consortium working to create a new lightweight electric drive unit. The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded £25.4m to three leading zero carbon projects in the latest round of Government funding.
Mission Motorsport, the charity that supports the rehabilitation and employment of former military personnel, has announced a partnership with Goodyear and Toyota to enter a star line up in the unique Race of Remembrance at Anglesey circuit.
As of 1 November, Andy Traicoff will take over as vice president consumer of Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Asia Pacific business unit. He moves to this role from his current jobs as vice president, customer experience of the company’s Americas business unit, a position he has held since October 2018. Traicoff will report to Ryan Patterson, president of Goodyear Asia Pacific.
Drag is, for want of a better word, a drag. It literally gets in your way wherever you go. Design teams must combat this restrictive force whenever developing a new vehicle, and Maxion Wheels has come to their aid with a new concept. It calls this the Aerowheel.
Two further sizes have joined the Vredestein Flotation Trac line-up and will be officially introduced at the Agritechnica show in November. Both sit at the upper end of the Flotation Trac size range; 900/65R32 and 900/65R38 – Vredestein says the latter is, with a diameter of 2.15 metres, the world’s tallest radial flotation tyre. The arrival of these new additions brings the Flotation Trac range up to a total of 33 dimensions.
Agricultural and construction machinery manufacturer Manitou has bestowed a Best Competitive Performer Award 2019 upon Alliance Tire Group. The tyre maker says the award recognises its “excellent cooperation and consistent performance on diverse levels from the development and testing to the procurement and service phase.”